Acquitted Rutsiro district officials re-instated

On 12 January 2021 at 05:33

Rutsiro district has re-installed to work 14 officials who were recently acquitted of Vision Umurenge Programme (VUP) funds misappropriation.

Upon arrest last year, the officials were suspended for six months as investigations got underway on suspected connivance in misallocation of funds meant for the construction of feeder roads. It was said that suspects had connived to pay out a contractor before and the equipment were never delivered.

After spending four months in detention, Karongi Intermediary Court acquitted the officials on 9th December 2020.

As they were reinstalled to work, some employees at district level were appointed at sector level while existing sector executive secretaries got transferred.

These include the Director of Administration and Finance in Rutsiro district, Alexis Basabose who has been appointed the executive secretary of Mushubati sector.

Rutayisire Déogratias, former executive secretary of Ruhango sector has been transferred to Kigeyo sector while Ikizihiza Alida, the former executive secretary of Rusebeya sector has been transferred to Murunda sector replacing Ntihinyuka Janvier who was also sent to Rusebeya sector.

Bisangwabagabo Sylvestre, the former executive secretary of Kivumu sector has been transferred to Mukura sector.

Among others, Rutsiro district engineer; Kamana Jean Marie and Munyamahoro Cyato Justin, the Accountant returned to previous positions.

Land officers including Nshizirungu Emmanuel in Nyabirasi sector, Sekamana Théophile in Ruhango sector, Kagaba J. Baptiste in Mukura sector, Murari Richard in Murunda sector and Ndagijimana Aloys in Kivumu sector retained their positions.

The mayor of Rutsiro district, Emerance Ayinkamiye has confirmed their reorientation which she said, was done in consideration of legal provisions.

Acquitted officials resumed work on 7th January 2021.